Introduction to Rye, New Hampshire
Rye was the first settlement in New Hampshire and was originally known as Pannaway. William Berry first settled in the town in 1623. Before being officially incorporated as a town in 1726, Rye was also known as Sandy Beach. It was named after the town of Rye, England.
Rye and nearby Attractions
- Rye Town Museum
- Seacoast Science Center
- Rye Harbor State Park
- Odiorne State Park
- John Paul Jones House Museum
- Wentworth Coolidge Mansion
Things To Do In Rye
Rye offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Sea Coast Science Center, the Odiorne State Park and the Rye Harbor State Park offer facilities for recreation. The Rye Town Museum and the John Paul Jones House Museum are also popular local spots.
Pease International Airport is nearby.
Rye Higher Education
Facilities for higher education are available from the University of New Hampshire, Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College and Merrimack College.